Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor is an award-winning personal finance journailst, the founding managing editor of, executive ghostwriter, and author of "The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge of Living on Government Cheese," which was named Best Money Management Book of the Year by The Institute for Financial Literacy.

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Credit card purchase protection benefits -- Everything you need to know about purchase protection benefits offered by your credit card. ... (See Credit card purchase protection benefits)

6 reasons to stop using cash and start using credit cards -- Replacing the use of cash with credit cards can help you improve your budgeting, safeguard your money and score major bonuses and rewards, all without picking up any germs. ... (See Cash)

Bonus card rewards for mobile payments aim to win over users -- While credit cards have long vied to be top of wallet, issuers now aim to be a cardholder's default payment app, too ... (See Bonus rewards for mobile payments)

Store credit cards: 6 ways to stay out of trouble -- A store card can be a good deal in the right situation, but the downside is interest rates of almost 30 percent ... (See Retail credit cards)

Cardholder annual privacy statements: You have limited opt-out options -- Cardholders are limited in preventing card issuers from sharing their personal information, but federal law lets you opt out of some info sharing (and annoying marketing) ... (See Annual privacy statements)

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Updated: 05-26-2019